Carlton to appeal Plowman’s two-match ban for rough conduct

Carlton will appeal the AFL tribunal decision to find Lachie Plowman guilty of rough conduct for a bump that concussed Hawthorn’s Jaeger O’Meara.

On Tuesday night at the tribunal the Blues were unable to overturn the match review officer’s decision that Plowman should be suspended for two games.

Carlton argued Plowman's contact with O'Meara was incidental to a marking contest with the ball within five metres of the pair, and therefore it should not be considered an offence.

However, the tribunal judged the incident as a bump and agreed with the MRO’s call that Plowman should miss two matches.

The Blues also unsuccessfully argued that Plowman's good record should reduce the length of his ban.

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